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Happy Buddha Purnima 2012 Cards, Greetings, Wallpapers, Gifts, SMS, Quotes, Scraps, Poems & Songs

Happy Buddha Purnima 2012

Happy Buddha Purnima 2012 Cards, Greetings, Wallpapers, Gifts, SMS, Quotes, Scraps, Poems & Songs

Happy Buddha Purnima 2012

Happy Buddha Purnima 2012

Buddha Purnima 2012 or Buddha Jayanti 2012 is the most sacred day in the Buddhist calendar 2012. It is also known as Vesak 2012. The most important festival of the Buddhists, Buddha Purnima falls on the full moon day of the lunar month Vaishaaka (that corresponds to the month of April-May) – a special time in Buddhism as it was on this day that the Buddha was born, gained enlightenment and attained Nirvana when he died. To mark the occasion, RootsBD.com brings you a fabulous section on Buddha Purnima 2012 that consists of History of Lord Buddha, his life, his teachings and Buddhism as also attractive Buddha Purnima 2012 Cards, Greetings, wallpapers, SMS Messages, Quotes, Scarps, Poems, Songs and much much more themed to the occasion on May 06, 2012.

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Happy Buddha Purnima 2012!

 

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Happy Buddha Purnima 2012 Greetings & Wishes

 

Happy Buddha Purnima 2012 SMS Text Messages

Om Mani Padme Hum..
May Lord Buddha enlighten you on the path of
love, peace and truth.

Happy Buddha Purnima 2012!!

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Have a blessed Buddha Purnima 2012….

Buddham Sharnam Gacchami…..

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May the teachings of Lord Buddha guide you always..

Happy Buddha Purnima 2012!!

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On Buddha Purnima 2012 ….
Wishing that peace and traquality be by your side…
Today and Always!

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Aroghyam Oka Goppa Varam !
Santrupti Oka Goppa sampada !!
Viswassam Manchi Bandhavaim !!

Happy Buddha Jayanti 2012
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Buddham Sharanam Gachami
Om Mani Padme Hum
May Lord Buddha enlighten you on the path of love,
peace and
truth.

Happy Buddha Purnima 2012

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May Lord Buddha’s preachings for
right conduct,
right motive,
right speech,
right effort,
right resolve,
right livelihood,
right attention and
right meditation…
help us to eradicate evil and suffering from this world.
Happy Buddha Purnima 2012
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Buddham Sharanam Gachami
Om Mani Padme Hum
May Lord Buddha enlighten you on the path of love,
peace and
truth.
Happy Buddha Purnima 2012

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“We live in illusion and the appearance of things.
There is a reality. We are that reality.
When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything.
That is all.”
Happy Buddha Purnima 2012
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Between birth and death there is nothing else to happen but love.
If you miss love between birth and death,
you have missed the whole opportunity of life.
You may gather knowledge and money and prestige and power,
but if have missed love then you have missed the real door.
Happy Buddha Purnima 2012
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Between birth and death there is nothing else to happen but love.
If you miss love between birth and death,
you have missed the whole opportunity of life.
You may gather knowledge and money and prestige and power,
but if have missed love then you have missed the real door.
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May the teachings of Lord Buddha guide you always..
Have a blessed Buddha Purnima….
Buddham Sharnam Gacchami…..

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Buddham Sharanam Gachami
Om Mani Padme Hum
May Lord Buddha enlighten you on the path of love,
peace and truth.
Happy Buddha Purnima 2012

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We live in illusion and the appearance of things.
There is a reality. We are that reality.
When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything.
That is all.
Happy Buddha Purnima 2012

Happy Buddha Purnima 2012 Quotes

On Love and Hatred:
bullet Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
~ Buddha.
bullet Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.
~ Buddha.
bullet Fill your mind with compassion.
~ Buddha.
On Idleness and Diligence:
bullet To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
~ Buddha.
bullet What we think, we become.
~ Buddha.
bullet An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.
~ Buddha.
bullet Pay no attention to the faults of others,
things done or left undone by others.
Consider only what by oneself is done or left undone.
~ Buddha.
bullet Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.
~ Buddha.
bullet He is able who thinks he is able.
~ Buddha.
On the value of words:
bullet Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.
~ Buddha.
bullet All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
~ Buddha.
bullet Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. ~ Buddha.
On health:
bullet Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
~ Buddha.
bullet Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
~ Buddha.
On good deeds:
bullet Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
~ Buddha.
bullet Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
~ Buddha.
On mind:
bullet Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
~ Buddha.
bullet An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
~ Buddha.
bullet Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
~ Buddha.
bullet All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
~ Buddha.
bullet The mind is everything. What you think you become.
~ Buddha.
bullet Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
~ Buddha.
bullet Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death.
~ Buddha.
General Quotes:
bullet A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
~ Buddha.
bullet A jug fills drop by drop.
~ Buddha.
bullet All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.
~ Buddha.
bullet Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
~ Buddha.
bullet Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
~ Buddha.
bullet Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.
~ Buddha.
bullet Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
~ Buddha.

 

Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.

Fill your mind with compassion.

The Four Reliances
First, rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words;
Second, rely on the teachings, not on the personality of the teacher;
Third, rely on real wisdom, not superficial interpretation;
And fourth, rely on the essence of your pure Wisdom Mind, not on judgmental perceptions.

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world.

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.

Pay no attention to the faults of others,
things done or left undone by others.
Consider only what by oneself is done or left undone.

What we think, we become.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.

He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind

Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.

On life’s journey Faith is nourishment,
Virtuous deeds are a shelter,
Wisdom is the light by day and Right mindfulness is the protection by night.
If a man lives a pure life nothing can destroy him;
If he has conquered greed nothing can limit his freedom.

One of his students asked Buddha, “Are you the messiah?”
“No”, answered Buddha.
“Then are you a healer?”
“No”, Buddha replied.
“Then are you a teacher?” the student persisted.
“No, I am not a teacher.”
“Then what are you?” asked the student, exasperated.
“I am awake”, Buddha replied.

We have collected few famous buddhist quote and quotations here and from time to time we will keep adding more.

Happy Buddha Purnima 2012 Poems

To A Buddha Seated On A Lotus

Lord Buddha, on thy Lotus-throne, with praying eyes and hands elate…

Lord Buddha, on thy Lotus-throne,
With praying eyes and hands elate,
What mystic rapture dost thou own,
Immutable and ultimate?
What peace, unravished of our ken,
Annihilate from the world of men?The wind of change for ever blows
Across the tumult of our way,
To-morrow’s unborn griefs depose
The sorrows of our yesterday.
Dream yields to dream, strife follows strife,
And Death unweaves the webs of Life.

For us the travail and the heat,
The broken secrets of our pride,
The strenuous lessons of defeat,
The flower deferred, the fruit denied;
But not the peace, supremely won,
Lord Buddha, of thy Lotus-throne.

With futile hands we seek to gain
Our inaccessible desire,
Diviner summits to attain,
With faith that sinks and feet that tire;
But nought shall conquer or control
The heavenward hunger of our soul.

The end, elusive and afar,
Still lures us with its beckoning flight,
And all our mortal moments are
A session of the Infinite.
How shall we reach the great, unknown
Nirvana of thy Lotus-throne?

Happy Buddha Purnima 2012 Songs

 

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Happy Buddha Purnima 2012 Thoughts

Buddha Jayanti or also known as Buddha Purnima is the most sacred festivals of Buddhist. Buddha Purnima (Buddha Birthday) is celebrated in remembrance Lord Buddha. Lord Buddha is the founder of Buddhism. This day is the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. It falls on the full moon of the fourth lunar month (month of Vaisakh) i.e. April or May. This day commemorates three important events of Buddha’s life

– His birth in 623 BC.
– His enlightment i.e. attainment of supreme wisdom, in 588 BC.
– His attainment of Nirvana i.e. the complete extinction of his self at the age of 80.

This day is a thrice blessed day. Lord Buddha is considered the ninth avatar (incarnation) of Vishnu (Preserver in the Hindu Holy Trinity of Creator-Preserver-Destroyer). Gautam Buddha “lived and died in about the fifth century before the Christian era”. Buddha means “enlightened one” – someone who is completely freefrom all faults and mental obstructions.

Gautam Buddha was not a god and the philosophy of Buddhism does not entail any theistic world-view. The teachings of the Buddha are solely to liberate human beings from the misery and sufferings of life.

According to the Buddhism, sorrow and desire are the main cause of all the evil and suffering of this world. Lord Buddha advocated the Eightfold Path consisting of precepts like right conduct, right motive, right speech, right effort, right resolve, right livelihood, right attention and right meditation to gain mastery over suffering. It is only after following this path one can reach the ultimate aim of Nirvana. Nirvana is the transcendental state of complete liberation. Gautama Buddha lived and taught in northern Inda in the 6th Century B.C.

Buddha travelled far and wide teaching hundreds of followers. Even after death his disciples continued to spread his teachings.

Rich and poor alike were attracted by the simplicity of Buddha’s teaching and his emphasis on complete equality of all, a notion antithetical to the existing Hindu caste system. The Mauryan Emperor Ashoka espoused the Buddhist religion in the 3rd century B.C. and helped in spreading it far and wide. Sarnath and Bodhgaya are two of the most important pilgrimage centres for the Buddhists.

Though Buddhism originated in India and the religion has gained tremendous popularity throughout the Far East in Asia, there are very few practising Buddhists in the country. The number of Buddhists in the world ranges “from less than two hundred million, to more than five hundred million, with the lower number closer to reality.”

 

History of Buddha Purnima

One of the greatest spiritual teachers of mankind which Bharat has produced is undoubtedly, Buddha. Edwin Arnold has fittingly called him the “Light of Asia”. Buddha’s message has traveled far and wide and captured the hearts and minds of billions of people outside Bharat also.

   Siddhartha, the only son of Shuddhodana, the King of Kapilavastu situated at the foot of Himalayas, was prophesied by the royal astrologer to become either a famous emperor or a world-renowned ascetic. The father, anxious that his son should not take to the thorny path of a recluse, took extraordinary precautions to avoid every situation which would provoke such thoughts in his son’s mind.

   Siddhartha grew of age without ever knowing what misery or sorrow was. One day the prince desired to see the city. The King ordered that the city should be all gay and grand, so that everywhere his son would meet with only pleasing sights. However, an old and crippled man by the roadside happened to catch Siddhartha’s eye.

    It was a sight never witnessed before by the prince: a sunken face, a toothless mouth, all the limbs emaciated, the whole body bent and walking with extreme difficulty. The innocent prince asked who that creature was. Chenna, the charioteer, replied that he was a human being who had become old. To further enquiries of Siddhartha, Chenna informed that the old man was of fine shape in his young age and that every human being had to become like him after the youthful days are past. The perturbed prince returned to the palace, deeply engrossed in anxious thoughts.

   King Shuddhodana, in order to cheer up his spirits, again ordered for his son’s procession in the capital, but on subsequent rounds, Siddhartha came across a sick man and a corpse being carried to the funeral ground. Again it was Chenna, the charioteer, who explained that human beings were prone to illness and that death inevitably awaited man at the end. As luck would have it, on his final round, Siddhartha saw a person, his face beaming with job and tranquility, and heard from Chenna that he was an ascetic who had triumphed over the worldly temptations, fears and sorrows and attained the highest bliss of life.

    And that clinched the thoughts of the young prince. He was then hardly twenty-nine. In that full bloom of youth, in the midnight of a full-moon day, he bade good-bye to his dear parents, his beloved wife Yashodhara and sweet little child Rahul and all the royal pleasures and luxuries, and departed to the forest to seek for himself answers for the riddles of human misery.

   For seven long years, Siddhartha roamed in the jungles, underwent severe austerities and finally, on the Vaishaakha Poornima Day, the supreme light of Realization dawned on him. He thereafter became Buddha, the Enlightened One. When he was an itinerant monk, he was called Gautama and now he became popular as Gautama Buddha. Buddha’s overflowing love for the downtrodden and destitute acted as one of the greatest factors for social harmony and justice to the weaker sections in the society.

   Buddha’s life abounds in such instances when he honored and upheld the purity and devotion of the lowliest in the society. Once Buddha had camped in the kingdom of Bindusara. The king – a disciple of Buddha – honored his Guru with chariots-loads of royal presents and offerings. The other disciples also, many of them rich, made offerings to the best of their ability. At the end, an old and poor woman trekked slowly to the presence of Buddha, offered a small pomegranate and collapsed at his feet, Buddha ordered the bell of honor to be rung in her name for that day, to the utter surprise of the king and his subjects.

   The spiritual and moral forces generated by Buddha have strengthened and enriched Hinduism and helped to wean it from perversions which had set in at that time.

   The present-day sublime thoughts and convictions of a common Hindu owe not a little to the life and preachings of Buddha. And Buddha himself has been revered as an Avataar of God by Hindus. Buddha Gaya where he attained his supreme enlightenment has to this day remained one of the most sanctified places of pilgrimage for the entire Hindu World.

   Buddha’s philosophical analysis of the basic problem of human suffering and misery helped to hold before the common man a purified and simplified Eight-Fold Path of Salvation, i.e., the right type of life-view, of intention, of speech, action, livelihood, effort, frame of mind and of concentration. Buddha, like Mahaveera, denounced the animal sacrifices in the yajnas and yagas and himself stood as the very embodiment of compassion to all living beings. He also forcefully brought home the limited merit of such rituals and stressed that the attainment of Final Beatitude is the summum bonum of human life.

   As days passed, the effect of Buddha’s teachings not only influenced the Hindu people in general but contributed decisively in elevating spiritually several races spreading over a vast region of the globe, including areas such as the present-day Syria, Egypt, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Brahmadesh, Siam, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Annam, Cochin, China, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Malaya, China, Korea, Japan, Tibet and Khotan in Central Asia.

   To this day most of these countries look upon Buddha as their supreme spiritual redeemer.

   Buddha passed into eternity after completing his Sahasra Chandra Darshana i.e., 1000 full moon days (80th year) on the full moon day of Vaishaakha – the day of his birth as also of his Enlightenment. And to this day, Buddha lives on as a beacon-light to billions the world over, who yearn for the peace and well-being of all living creation.

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